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"Fabulous February!" 2016

A Winter Carnival Celebrating 38 Years of Family Fun!
This year’s winter carnival is jam-packed with adventure, entertainment and all-out fun!

Monday, February 15
Old-Fashioned Hot Dog Roast/Sleigh Rides in Forest Park: All activities, weather permitting, will take place next to the basketball courts from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. - $2.00 per person for hayride.  Beginning at 12 noon, roast your own hot
dog over an open fire for $1.00!  Popcorn and beverages available at our snack bar for $1.00 each.  See how beautiful Forest Park is by touring it from a horse-drawn sleigh (conditions permitting!) or hay wagon! 

Mission Impossible - Children ages 7 -15 years old are challenged to navigate their way through the wilderness on the grounds of Forest Park at the ECOS Center on Porter Lake.  The mission, should you decide to accept it, will begin at 9:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m., with Brad Miller of Next Level Adventures leading the way and preparing you for the afternoon challenge.  The clock will be ticking as secrets, skills and surprises comprise this adventurous mission!  This FREE adventure opportunity will be offered in two parts.  The afternoon session runs from 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. with a hotdog roast provided for lunch.  Limited space is available - pre-registration for EACH session a must!

 

A Bird’s-eye View-  Rare birds that is!  Be fascinated and entertained by Tom Ricardi and his “Birds of Prey” at the ECOS Center in Forest Park.  Tom and friends will be flying by for one fun-filled show at 12:15 p.m.


Magic Show- Be spellbound by “Impossible…the show that asks will you believe your eyes…or your mind?” The amazing magician Conrad McIntire will baffle even the sharpest observer at 2:00 p.m. at the ECOS Center in Forest Park. Don’t be late because it all disappears at 3:00 p.m.!        

Wednesday, February 17

Adventure Challenge- Children ages 7 – 15 years old are challenged to navigate through the wilderness on the grounds of Forest Park.  The adventures will take place at the ECOS Center on Porter Lake from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. with Brad Miller of Next Level Adventures leading the way with an action-packed afternoon that includes a scavenger hunt, survival games, shelter building, and MORE!  Call early to reserve your place for this once in a lifetime wild ‘n raucous adventure. This FREE-adventure opportunity has limited space available.  Pre-registration a must! 

Thursday, February 18
 

Wildlife Adventure - Come join us for an incredible wildlife adventure in Forest Park.  You will be amazed at the number of critters living right here in our beautiful park.  Children ages 7 - 12 years old can go exploring, and see and feel real animal fur and antlers, while learning all about what lurks all about!  This is a hands-on adventure experience with several activities to engage young minds.  You won't ever play "Hide" 'n Seek the same way again!  The fun takes place at the ECOS Center, from 10 am - 12 noon.  Pre-registration is required.

Paint Party - Calling all Picassos!!!!  We're painting in the park...Forest Park, that is.  Children ages 7 - 12 years old must pre-register for this event, which takes place at the ECOS Center on Porter Lake in Forest Park from 1 - 3 pm.  Come unlock your potential creativity while imagining a masterpiece on canvas.

Special Programs

“Fabulous February!” Invitational Basketball Tournament - The annual Edward J. Moriarty Memorial Tournament will take place during the vacation week.  Come support some of Springfield's finest players in this double-elimination event for boys, ages 11-12 years old.  Call the Recreation office for details.


FOR ALL PROGRAMS REQUIRING PRE-REGISTRATION, PLEASE CALL 787 - 6435 or 750 - 2652

CALLS CAN BE MADE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY ONLY, DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE – NO CALLS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15th IN OBSERVANCE OF PRESIDENTS’ DAY

FOR INFORMATION ON SAFE SKATING CONDITIONS CALL 787-6434, 750- 2799 OR 787-6461

FOR CYR ARENA’S EXPANDED PUBLIC SKATING HOURS, CALL 787-6438
CALL 787-6434 OR 787-6435 FOR CANCELLATIONS

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